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Radio Show 58 Thursday April 17, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my 58th local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. It started a bit mellow and rocked at the end.

Song before: Trouble’s Lament – Tori Amos

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Sunday was warm in the ’60’s and Monday was almost 80 degrees. It snowed on Tuesday. In April in Vermont, snow is just an Ordinary Day. This is Milton Busker on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
2.) Garden Flower – Maryse Smith
3.) Now And Then – PossumHaw
4.) New York, My Lovely – Joshua Glass

It’s getting beautiful in VT and next door in NY too. If you ever get a chance to see Josh, go! This is another PossumHaw song and is really nice. The Maryse song reminds me of the crocuses that are blooming everywhere. I finally bought a few Milton songs. Yea. Tomorrow I’m going to The Monkey House to see Phil Yates and the Affiliates.

5.) Three Cheers – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
6.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
7.) Tastes Like Nothing – Zola Turn
8.) Almost Human – Pinhead

Those were two great songs from some of Burlington’s best. Persian are playing with Phil at the Monkey tomorrow. Up next is the song Doug McAllister sings on Dancing With The Big Guy.

9.) Monkey Business – Ninja Custodian
10.) Dead Or In Jail – Crazyhearse
11.) Sunny Side Of The Couch – The Lestons

Matthew Stephen Perry rocked with the Lestons, then Party Star and now Dino Bravo VT. I love this song and it reminds me of the sun today. Another rocker from Crazyhearse. Up next is a band from Maine who have been playing some shows lately. Hopefully they will come back to town soon.

12.) Blackbird Calling – Old Soul
13.) Gunslinger – Lendway
14.) A Different Machine – Elephants of Scotland
15.) Cold – Wolvings

It was sunny today, but pretty cold. Another great Elephants song. Another great Lendway song. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town, let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song After: Medley (Internal Exile->The Company – Fish

 

Nautica, Black Rabbit, Wolvings, Blue Button and Laureate at The Monkey House February 14, 2014   1 comment

I had a great time seeing music last night at The Monkey House. The theme was anti-Valentine’s Day and the 5 bands rocked loud, fast and hard. I knew from walking home from work that the walking to Winooski would be a bit rough, so I allowed an extra 5 minutes. I walked in just as Nautica were starting to play. I spent the first song settling in and listening from the back. They played high energy rock and roll with some nice melodies. I moved up front for the second song and started to find the groove for their set. The three piece, guitar/vox, bass, drum, played Song 6 second, and it put me in a happy place. Most of the songs in the set will be recorded on the upcoming Winter EP. All of the songs were good, and they and a crazy fun energy. The black X’s on their hands were a testament to their youth, but they had nice poise and have great potential for the future. Their set was short, but lively and the last song rocked just a bit harder than all of the others.
After the set I chatted with Jeff LaBossiere and Phil Yates, but soon it was time for Black Rabbit. They hit the stage with a blistering Mark My Words and played a super tight, very intense set. Marc Scarano‘s guitar playing was stunningly fast, and the band had me rocking hard from first note to last. Tibbar Tibbar and Neutrino sounded great. In the middle of the set they played a song about lust. They followed with Carnage, and commented after that those two were a metaphor for marriage. Darlene Scarano seemed to rock even harder towards the end, and Mark Tomase’s drumming held the careening mass of music together masterfully. At this point, they are completely at the top of their game. They wrapped the set with New Rose and got cheers from the small but mighty crowd.
Wolvings followed with a fun set of heavy indie rock. It wasn’t quite Sabbath, but was heading there, while being quick, nimble and fast. They were as good as all the other times I’ve seen them, and I’ve been trying to get a handle on them for a while. Last night I was toying with the notion that they play anti-pop songs. None of their songs have ever stuck in my head, but every time I hear one of their songs, I really like it. Labels aside, they played their hearts out and rocked the place hard. The only song I caught the title for was Teeth, but I enjoyed every moment of all of the songs that I don’t know. I should go see them more to see if I can fix this.
Up next, a four piece Blue Button hit the stage with a wicked fast new instrumental. Frank was steady and determined on the drums, James Belizia and Eric Olsen swapped bass and guitar, and Jason Cooley played guitar and sang. Their fast heavy punk rock songs had me rocking from start to finish. Jake Styles and Samara Lark Brown were dancing hard for the whole set, but Luke Richer seemed to hang back a bit. My Bitter end rocked hard and highlighted the anti-Valentines Day theme. Hit was fun as always. I think the next one was new and it was really good. Destroying Everything They See was gloriously heavy. How it goes slowed things up a little, but We’re Closed might have been the fastest song played all night. Wow did they tear it up! Another really good new song ended the set, and I was in a complete state of bliss.
Laureate came down from Montreal to close the set. They played as a guitar, bass drums trio, with bassist and guitar player alternating vocals. Again, the music was fast rocking indie but they had a lot going on in the music. They sounded really good but seemed to have a little something missing. Perhaps it was the other guitar player who was not let into the US. Anyway, they rocked hard with what they had, played a nice version of Epic and I had a great time.
All in all, it was a really good night with really good people, playing and enjoying really good, really fast rock and roll. What more can you ask for?

Radio Show 45 Thursday January 16, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. I walked in and the ’80’s Ladies were wrapping up. I loaded in some music and started the show.

Song Before: Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp – Mercury Rev

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last Saturday, a band from Portland Maine stopped by to rock The Monkey House. I bought their new EP, EGO, and all five songs are great. Let’s begin with a band called When Particles Collide and a song called Finally Found The One on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Finally Found The One – When Particles Collide
2.) Chester Allen – The World Famous Hanglows
3.) Space Opera – Aram Bedrosian
4.) Our Work Is Never Done – PossumHaw

I was at the studio earlier today and received a package with the new album from PossumHaw. Our Work had a nice bass to start, and great lyrics, and I thought it would sound good coming out of Aram’s bass song. I ran into him lat week at the Monkey and he is doing a lot of teaching and working on a new album. I love that song by the Hanglows who played around town for a couple of years. I love all of the WPC disc!! Last week I played the last song from Alice Austin‘s To A Star In The Yard. Tonight I need to start a new album to work my way through, week by week. We are going to rock hard for a while, since I have chosen Maximum Soul Power by ROUGH FRANCIS.

5.) Ruffians – Rough Francis
6.) Neutrino – Black Rabbit
7.) I Hear Things Are Just As Bad Down In Lake Champlain – Gorgon
8.) The Tradeoff in Vermont – Lindy Pear

Nice song from Lindy. In winter, Vermont can be a bit of a bear, but in spring, summer and fall in can be amazing. I’m OK with the tradeoff. That burst of noise is new from Gorgon who have risen from the ashes of Doll Fight. Apparently they are going the heavy rocking route! Great song from Rabbit about Papa Neutrino, who inspired a lot of people. Rough Francis Rock! Next up, let’s play with a VT classic.

9.) Golgi Apparatus – The Pants
10.) Be A Good Citizen (NYC mix) – Pinhead
11.) Late ’80’s Ladies – Helicopter Consortium

It will be fun to see WBKM’s ’80’s Ladies every week. The Helicopter song is about people at music shows for the scene, and that’s fine, as long as you don’t annoy the people who are there for the music. Our ’80’s Ladies care about our listeners! The Pants do a great cover of the Phish song, even if they are not so sure. Citizen is a classic and encourages you to brush your teeth every day.

12.) Teeth Or Pedal – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
13.) Perfect Teeth – When Particles Collide
14.) Teeth – Wolvings

Wolvings played a great version of that a couple of weeks ago at the Monkey House birthday party. Phil and WPC played great versions of those songs last Saturday at the Monkey. Speaking of going out. I’m heading to see Wave of the Future at Manhattan Pizza. They don’t have anything recorded, but I ripped the MP3 from their Youtube video. I’ll be rocking to this soon!

15.) One Point Twenty-One Giga Jiga Watts – Wave Of The Futrue

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Song after: A Feast Of Consequences – Fish

 

 

The Monkey House 7th Birthday Party December 28, 2013   Leave a comment

I had a great night of seeing, hearing and experiencing music at The Monkey House tonight. I got to hang out with my cousins Jessica and Caleb Pearson for a bunch of the show, got two dedications from the stage (was one of those really a job offer Black Rabbit?), got to meet Ariel Bolles, got to chat with Aya Inoue, said the stupidest thing ever to Daniel Bolles (Just kidding, he may have heard stupider things in his life, but maybe not), got a ride home from one of my favorite musicians (thanks again Phil Yates) and just, generally, rocked the night away (yes that is a Michael Schenker flying V reference).

I got to chat with a few other great musicians like Eric Segalstad, Michael Clifford, and Linda Bassick (or at least say hi).

I got out of work at 6, ate a bit of dinner, waited, donned the black, and took the nice slushy walk to the Monkey House. The air was just warm enough to melt the ice on the trees, so I got a mini shower on the walk in.

I walked in, chatted with the cousins, and after a bit, the show began. Nick from Osange Orange opened solo with an electric guitar. He sang passionately and the songs had a bit of movement to them. The third and forth really rocked, and you could almost hear the full band. He played one more then wrapped it up.

Eastern Mountain Time followed with some countryish, bluesish, alt rockish music that ran in a few directions, slowly and steadily. It was a bit of a challenge to follow the songs, but the effort was well paid off for those who dared. The set was kind of subtle and kind of fantastic.

Next up, Phil Yates and the Affiliates kicked things into an indie rock high gear. The songs were danceable and the tepid audience slowly moved towards the new stage in the back. They played a bunch of fun songs like Ninja’s VS Zombies and the one that goes Burn, Burn, Burn. They started the set with Phil breaking a sting in the first song. During the break he asked if anyone had an extra guitar. Chris Farnsworth lent him his, and Phil played most of the set with a low slung guitar. It was pretty cool.

Chris and the rest of Dino Bravo VT followed with a blisteringly loud set of rock and roll. They exposed the perversity of Chuck Berry, played a song about the radio, and ended the set with a, personal favorite, song about the ocean. Chris’ guitar work was subtly transfixing and the whole set was a joy.

Wolvings followed with a heavy set of loud indie rock. They had tons of energy and seemed to have a great time playing their fast melodic music. They dedicated Teeth to the Vermont dental plans, and just played as hard as you want a great rock band to play.

Paper Castles followed with a searingly mellow set. Padraic Reagan sang and played with a gentle furious passion. The keyboard player and drummer were right in tune with the off kilter songs. Rest In Pieces spoke to me a bit more tonight than it did when I played the album, Vague Era, all the way through the other day. I may have to listen to that again.

The volume got cranked back up to 12 when Black Rabbit took the stage. They opened with a double shot of Tibbar Tibbar into Mark My Words. They played a couple of great songs that I did not know, one introduced as the Cold. They invited me to work at their corporation at the introduction to Black Cat (wow, that would be a great song for a Halloween show). They played more loud fast garage rock songs, maybe called Carnage and El Gande. Marc Scarano‘s flying V guitar sounded great on Neutrin (and the rest of the songs). They tossed in a cover of Teenagers From Mars, and refused to leave the stage (there’s the door if you want it) to rip through Chinese Rock.

I was in a blissful form of heaven, and contemplating the walk home, when Phil offered a ride. All in all, it was a pretty lovely night.

OK, sleep soon, work tomorrow, then Dark Side Of The Mountain, again!

 

Radio Show 42 Thursday December 26 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   2 comments

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I just got back from my local music internet only radio show on WBKM.ORG. I started with some songs that make me soar and played lots of music from bands playing this weekend. I also tossed in a live Pinhead song.

Song before – Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. Burlington is covered in snow and ice and glistening with beauty. My heart is soaring and I want to play some music to soar to. Will you come soar with me? This is a new song from Paper Castles on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) HelloH – Paper Castles
2.) The Words Will Show – Lendway
3.) I Don’t Know What To Believe – The Red Telephone
4.) Telepathic Headdress – The Cush

Love soaring to the Cush and Red Telephone. The Lendway song reminds me a bit of Obscured By Clouds and I can’t wait until Sunday to see Matthew Bryan Hagen play Floyd with Dark Side Of The Mountain. Paper Castles were brilliant opening up for Stars at Higher Ground earlier this year. It’s cold and icy and snowy so I was looking for a cold song to play. This next singer is playing early on New Year’s Eve. I may try and catch her set at Radio Bean, then head to see Vedora at The Monkey House.

5.) Lithuania – Hana Zara
6.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker
7.) ComeTooLate – Paper Castles

I just bought the Paper Castles album Vague Era today and wanted to play a few songs for you. Padraic Reagan has played in town a lot, booked lots of bands in town and is an all around good guy. Milton is playing the Bean tomorrow at 7. If I get out of work in time, I may try and check his show out. Hana is a very talented lady. Speaking of talented ladies, it’s time to play the next song of Alice Austin‘s To A Star In The Yard. This is the big rocker.

8.) Vicarious – Alice Austin
9.) I Made Love To The Dead – Pinhead

That was Pinhead live from Hunts from a long time ago. That had not been released, but my friend Christopher Larrow kept asking them for it, got a copy, gave me a copy, and now I get to play it for you. When Alice released the album, she formed a band and played it all the way through at the Monkey House. Vicarious was moved to the last slot, instead of 10th on the album, because they rocked it so hard. Sean Toohey (on guitar that night) said it should be the closer. To add more music to the weekend The Monkey House turns 7 on Saturday and features lots of great bands like Dino Bravo VT, Blue Button, Black Rabbit, Eastern Mountain Time, Phil Yates, Paper Castles, Wolvings, and maybe more. Here is some of what is to come.

10.) Could You Be The One? – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
11.) Mark My Words – Black Rabbit
12.) Vestibule – Blue Button
13.) Cold – Wolvings
14.) Terrarium – Vedora

Vedora might be the last band I see in 2013 or the first in 2014, depending on when they go on. I’m so psyched to see those four bands on Saturday, and all the others too! On a sad note, Burlington lost one of our own this week when DJ A-Dog, Andy Williams passed away. He was well known and liked in our town and will be dearly missed. Enjoy every moment you can, you never know. I hope you enjoyed checking out my last show of 2013. See you in 2014 for more great music from our town.

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Song after: Perfume River – Fish

 

Lou Reed tribute night at the Monkey House November 9, 2013   Leave a comment

I had a good time at the Lou Reed tribute night at The Monkey House on Saturday. I met up with Nathan Curtis just before 9 and headed over. There were quite a few people there already. I ran into Paddy Reagan and he said Lowell Thompson and Swale had cancelled. Rats! Oh well, there were still two bands on the bill I wanted to see.
Charlie Messing opened the show by singing and playing a red acoustic guitar. He did a great job with Charlie’s Girl and Cool It Down.

Next up, a duo called Pours set up. The first song had a singer/keyboard player and a drummer. They played a nice version of All Tomorrow’s Parties. For the second song, the keyboardist picked up a guitar and they ripped into Venus In Furs.

After their set, Wolvings got up to play. They jammed out a nice version of Sweet Jane. The verse was pretty restrained, but they rocked the chorus hard. They followed with Oh, Sweet Nothin’ and used the same format. It was really nice that the whole end of the song was rocking over the top chorus. What a great set!
The last time I saw Sean Michael Hood he played some very delicate and gentle acoustic guitar. This time he had an electric guitar, another guitarist, bassist, and drummer. They rocked hard on Crazy Feeling and Run Run Run. This set caught me by surprise and I really liked it!

As the evening wore on, more and more people filled the Monkey House. It was pretty packed when ROUGH FRANCIS hit the stage. They opened with a restrained, for them, Rock And Roll. It sounded great, but I was a bit surprised they did not send it over the top into heavy rock and roll. They followed suit with a killer I’m Waiting For The Man. Since everyone else only got two songs, I thought that was it, but they said they were going to play a Rough Francis song in Lou Reed style. After that they just played a few of their songs at top speed and volume. It changed the mood of the night, but I did not mind. I loved that they were rocking out so hard. They wrapped it up with the usual fantastic Come To Space.

With Rough Francis and Wolvings being the bands I wanted to see, and a 9:30 start time at work the next day. we headed out after their set. I think Paddy and Tooth Ache had sets to do, probably Lou songs, but it’s hard to come back down when Rough Francis take you so high up. It ended on an unexpected note, but I had a really good time that evening.

Radio Show 33 Thursday October 17 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   2 comments

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I just got back from my local music internet radio show on WBKM.ORG. The first song I was going to play jumped out of the player at the last moment. Also,I stuck the players in queue mode to mix out the ending of the second to last song, but forgot to put it back, so at the end, the outro played a little early. The edges were a bit rough, but the center was pretty creamy.

Song Before: Song Of Wandering Aengus

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been a beautiful warm sunny day in Burlington, and Church Street is hopping. Here is a song that was just released this week. This is Autumn Drone Part 2 from Alpenglow, on WBKM and they are Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Overcoat – Swale (was supposed to be Alpenglow, but it jumped out of the player)
2.) Autumn Drone Part !! – Alpenglow
3.) Lithuania – Hana Zara

One of my roommates, Mike Luoma was just representing the Point at the Advance Music Singer Songwriter competition on Tuesday. He said that Hana played Lithuania and advanced to the finals. It’s a great song, no wonder she made it. The order was wrong on the first two, but both are great Fall songs. Last week I finished playing Swale’s album, and tonight I will start a new one. This artist has played in a couple of bands in Burlington, and made so much great music in our town. Week by week, song by song, I will work my way through To A Star In The Yard by Alice Austin

4.) Wings To Me – Alice Austin
5.) Naomi’s Back – Fire The Cannons
6.) Crickets – Wolvings
7.) Things Change – Black Rabbit

If you ever need a great scrappy little garage rock band, you could not do better than Black Rabbit. They are recording, and with a little luck I will have a new song to play on Halloween. Stay tuned. The band Spirit Animal just changed their name to Wolvings. They are playing Friday at The Monkey House. I was just there last Tuesday seeing some heavier than expected metal. It was fun. I love the FTC song and didn’t it just flow out of the Alice song? I hope you liked the Alice, because I’m going to play it all, over the nest few weeks. A while ago a guy named Adrian Belew used to play Burlington, VT to packed houses, all the time. I’ve seen him solo. I’ve seen him with the Bears. Once, when he played solo, he had a band called the Irresponsibles open for him.

8.) Mr Belew – The Irresponsibles
9.) Superboy – The Bears
10.) Ready To Race – Lendway
11.) I Can Feel It – Vetica

I thought that was fun to play two great pop songs that rock, from bands from out of town, with two great pop songs that rock, from bands from in town. Did you notice that Adrian was playing guitar on the Irresponsibles song? Saturday I may head to Radio Bean to see bands play Elliot Smith songs. Hana Zara is the draw and Phil Yates is hosting, so hopefully he’s playing too.

12.) Could You Be The One? – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
13.) Teenage Mother Earth (live) – The Red Telephone
14.) Time To Get Out – Aaron Flinn and Salad Days

I left the queue mode on so the outro started playing, but I got it stopped. I mentioned Aaron and Red and hoped you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. I asked if you’d like to do it again next week.

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Tim here, if you’re in Poland you know this next song. It’s been in the top 30, and descending, for the last three weeks.

Song After: All Loved Up – Fish